Jacob Gorm Hansen has a long track record of innovative computer systems research. After cutting his teeth as a senior programmer on the Hitman games, he returned to academia, where first major research contribution, the award-winning “VM live migration” technique for uninterrupted relocation of workloads in a data center became an enabling technology of cloud computing, is deployeded by all major cloud providers today.
His research into distributed storage systems was the enabler of VMware’s VSAN business unit, and the IO efficiency and memory compression algorithmic breakthroughs he made at Bromium made strong virtualization-backed endpoint security more efficient than unsecured native execution.
Jacob holds a BA in psychology, a BS, MSc and a Ph.D. in computer science, all from the University of Copenhagen, and has been a visiting scholar at the University of Washington. Jacob has published several papers within computer systems, and holds a number of US patents. He is a receipient of the the EuroSys Roger Needham Ph.D. award, and author of the most highly cited paper ever published at the University of Copenhagen Department of Computer Science (more than 4,440 citations as of early 2022.)